I had the good fortune of watching the USA Olympic Gymnastics trials over the last few days here in San Jose. These people are athletes. Their strength, energy, and focus were awe inspiring. I don't know how they do it, but whenever I think my work is hard, these Olympians remind me that I have it easy.
To spend 16 to 20 years of your life preparing for ~ 2 1/2 minutes of combined action that determines whether you go to the Olympics seems insane. Yet ultimately inspiring.
Good luck in London! Go USA!